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For years I was looking to shed the climbing strength I had built up. It wasn't ginormous to start with, but I've had some serious success reaching my goal.

For me, I went back to grad school, got married, had two kids and got a check list for things to do to the house.

What did you do to get weaker and rid yourself of grip strength or just all around muscle tone?

Looking for ideas because unfortunately I am re-motivated and starting to go to the gym.
Steve Bond
Joined Sep 27, 2006
58 points
Aug 1, 2013
Drink and smoke. SavageMarmot
From Nederland, CO
Joined Jul 21, 2012
202 points
Aug 1, 2013
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I suggest getting a job. Behind a desk if possible. That way back pain and inflexibility are valid excuses to quit early; or better yet not even go out to the crag. Nothings screams "I'm weak" like a fat paycheck and a beer belly. Alex Whitman
Joined Sep 30, 2009
287 points
Aug 1, 2013
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Nick Zmyewski
From Newark, Delaware
Joined Jun 2, 2011
208 points
Aug 2, 2013
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Tear knee cartilage when youre 15.
Live past 35.
Marry a beautiful climbing and out of doors person, then limit the time you spend out of doors with them.
Sign a mortgage agreement.
Work in an industry dependant upon an upswing economy.
Wear a heavy toolbelt for 20 + yrs.
Sustain enough nagging sport and work injuries to make getting out of bed with 6 hrs of sleep or less that much more special.
Gain weight while consuming less healthy food.
Spend too much time on the ground and the internet. ..
Tom-onator
From trollfreesociety
Joined Feb 15, 2010
810 points
Aug 2, 2013
Taper, Baby, Taper....frequent rest days...lots of rest and relaxation....join a gym and go soak in the hot tub. Beyond that...get married, have kids, and get some debt...that should get you weaker than a new kitten. Kaylee Catmull
From Riverside, CA
Joined May 26, 2013
17 points
Aug 2, 2013
Get other hobbies that aren't as physical , but still take up lots of time and money . I suggest 4 wheelin '
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Wheelin'


Or motorcycles...

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Honda Magna


Or like someone said , get a full time job , I recommend teaching , you get a lot if time off...

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Full house
vincent L.
From Redwood City
Joined Jan 1, 2005
605 points
Aug 2, 2013
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Have Kids ... they will suck the climbing strength out of you ;) Hamlet73
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 30, 2007
243 points
Aug 2, 2013
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Best way to get weak.
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Best way to get weak
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
700 points
Aug 2, 2013
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No way Ben!
OE 800 makes a man cock strong and bullet proof!
Tom-onator
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810 points
Aug 2, 2013
Hamlet73 wrote:
Have Kids ... they will suck the climbing strength out of you ;)


singular or plural its true. I like to call it breeding future rope guns cause I'll need it.
T Roper
From DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
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Aug 2, 2013
Meth. chuffnugget
From Bolder, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2011
22 points
Aug 2, 2013
Stout and Gout. I get winded when I run to the restroom during a commercial. Doug Meneke
Joined Apr 26, 2013
36 points
Aug 2, 2013
Steve Bond wrote:
For years I was looking to shed the climbing strength I had built up. It wasn't ginormous to start with, but I've had some serious success reaching my goal. For me, I went back to grad school, got married, had two kids and got a check list for things to do to the house. What did you do to get weaker and rid yourself of grip strength or just all around muscle tone? Looking for ideas because unfortunately I am re-motivated and starting to go to the gym.


May I recommend an overuse injury? Try this plan: Selectively remember how incredibly rad and awesome you were in your twenties, then set yourself up with a brutal training regime to get back to a level of fitness you might never have actually attained in your earlier life. You should hear some "pop" sounds on your first hard session at the gym. Top it off with a bitterly gobbled amuse-bouche of a half dozen cinnamon rolls at Lamar's.

This has been my plan for quite a few years. Works well!
Mike McHugh
Joined Jan 6, 2013
419 points
Aug 2, 2013
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Having a kid has been working out great for me so far. I have not been this weak since I was one myself. Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
24,516 points
Aug 2, 2013
Get a job at a grocery store that gives you 20 % discount and then tell them you can work every weekend. MHLeitch
Joined Mar 24, 2013
30 points
Aug 2, 2013
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The simplest way is to just grow older. Once past 75, the decrease in strength and ability occurs without any of the difficult measures suggested so far in this thread. Even so, I would be remiss not to mention that the time spent on elder care and grandchildren accelerates the process.

Rob.calm
rob.calm
From Loveland, Colorado
Joined May 2, 2002
627 points
Aug 2, 2013
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Become a Republican or Libertarian. Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Joined Jul 22, 2005
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Aug 2, 2013
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Spending two months in Baton Rouge settling a family estate while trying to run two businesses in CO. Too many flights, too much killer food, lousy weather all added up to a substantial loss of strength and increase in waist size. Took me the entire summer of 2012 to get it back. s.price
From PS,CO
Joined Dec 1, 2010
1,376 points
Aug 2, 2013
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Christian wrote:
Become a Republican or Libertarian.

Yep - the dems are already "Weak"
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
24,516 points
Aug 2, 2013
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Love will make you weak, be it for man, woman, child, or beast. Stay strong; love nothing save your own ferocity and burl. C. Archibald
Joined Apr 15, 2012
772 points
Aug 2, 2013
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ice yourself


now you can be both worthless and weak.....go the extra mile
ze_dirtbag
From TBD
Joined Jun 18, 2012
52 points
Aug 2, 2013
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I couldn't tell ya cause I wouldn't know. Laine
From Reno, NV
Joined Dec 2, 2008
1,408 points
Aug 2, 2013
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My favorite would have to be falling in love, rejection, copious eating and drinking in a darkened room for lets say 6 months. That should result in 25 - 30 lbs which of course transfered mostly from muscle mass. It's not as fun as I make it sound but you will get weak!

If not that I'd agree with Rob.c just get old (now that's fun).
Tombo
From Boulder
Joined Feb 9, 2006
400 points
Aug 2, 2013
David Sahalie wrote:
Meth.


Nonsense. Let's see you fight off this many snakes.

Carl Sherven
Joined Dec 30, 2007
224 points
Aug 2, 2013
Holy shit, I haven't laughed that hard in a while. Thanks. chuffnugget
From Bolder, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2011
22 points


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